How to install chain control Roman blinds
Chain control Roman blind installation instructions
Please note – illustrations and diagrams provided are not to scale and are for visual reference only.
Fixing parts included (per blind)
Before you start…
Check all the above fixing parts have been supplied. In the event of a missing part (or parts) contact us for support. The number of fixing parts will vary in relation to the size and number of blinds supplied. Please ensure the blind is mounted using a spirit level for correct operation. The following tools and instruments will be required to complete installation safely and accurately:
- Power drill
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Pencil & tape measure
- Spirit level
- Small step ladder (if required)
- Protective eyewear & gloves (if drilling into masonry, metal or tile)
Before commencing installation, determine the correct fitting location for your window. For a Roman blind, the location should always be face fit, which will correspond with your order information. Roman blinds are not suitable for recess fitting due to their unique folding operation.
Step 1 – Installing the mounting brackets
Mounting brackets are fixed directly to the architrave or wall (spaced evenly). Ensure all mounting brackets are level and fixed at least 10mm from each end of the track.
Step 2 – Attaching the blind headrail
Position the back edge of the track into the back hooks of the mounting brackets and gently push upwards until the track “snaps” into place. In the event of needing to remove the track, press the release button on the front of the mounting brackets and remove the track.
Step 3 – Installing the child safety device
Position the child safety device at the bottom of the chain loop drop and screw it into the mounting surface, making sure that the looped chain hangs with minimal tension.
Important safety information
Blind and curtain chains are a significant risk to children as unsecured chains can lead to strangulation.
The Australian Competition and Consumer (Corded Internal Window Coverings) Safety Standard states that a corded (or chained) internal window covering ‘must be installed in a way that a loose cord cannot form a loop 220mm or longer and at less than 1600mm above floor level’. To achieve this requirement, follow the below advice:
- Check there are no loose operational chains/cords that children can reach from the floor, cot/bed, or by climbing on nearby furniture.
- If you install an operational safety device lower than 1600mm above floor level, you must ensure that children cannot remove the chain/cord from the cleat and that the chain/cord is sufficiently secured or tensioned to prevent a loop of 220mm or longer from being formed.
- The safety device or cord cleat must be installed using the provided screws.
- When installing into plasterboard, the safety device or cleat must be attached to the studs behind the plasterboard
using the self-tapping screws provided and mounted at a height of at least 1600mm from the floor.
- For masonry walls, pre-drill small holes the size of the appropriate screw anchors at the marked location. Insert the anchors at the holes and then fix the safety device with the provided screws.
For more information, visit www.productsafety.gov.au